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Hallam Name Meaning

English (chiefly southern Yorkshire and East Midlands): regional name from the district in southern Yorkshire around Sheffield and Ecclesfield called Hallam, or a habitational name from a place of this name in Derbyshire. The Derbyshire name is from Old English halum, dative plural of halh ‘nook’, ‘recess’ (see Hale 1). The Yorkshire district, sometimes called Hallamshire, is possibly of the same derivation or alternatively from hallum, dative plural of Old English hall ‘stone’, ‘rock’, Old Norse hallr.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Allum, Hallum, Dallam, Haslam, Pallas, Ballam, Halla, Killam, Hallas

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Where is the Hallam family from?

You can see how Hallam families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hallam family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hallam families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 13 Hallam families living in Connecticut. This was about 33% of all the recorded Hallam's in the USA. Connecticut had the highest population of Hallam families in 1840.
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What did your Hallam ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hallam. 22% of Hallam men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Hallam women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hallam were Clerk and Bookkeeper.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housework
  • Stenographer
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

There are 98,000 census records available for the last name Hallam. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hallam census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Hallam. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Hallam. For the veterans among your Hallam ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hallam lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Hallam life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Hallam in 1941 was 36, and 77 in 2004.

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